About MEET YOUR BAKER
Welcome to Torte—a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it’s criminal…
After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte’s customers turns up dead, there’s much ado about murder…
“Sure to satisfy both dedicated foodies and ardent mystery lovers alike.”
―Jessie Crockett, author of Drizzled with Death
The victim is Nancy Hudson, the festival’s newest board member. A modern-day Lady Macbeth, Nancy has given more than a few actors and artists enough reasons to kill her…but still. The silver lining? Jules’s high school sweetheart, Thomas, is the investigator on the case. His flirtations are as delicious as ever, and Jules can’t help but want to have her cake and eat it too. But will she have her just desserts? Murder might be bad for business, but love is the sweetest treat of all…
“Alexander weaves a tasty tale of deceit, family ties, delicious pastries, and murder.” ―Edith Maxwell, author of A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die
Warning: do not read Meet Your Baker on an empty stomach! This mouth watering tale will have you craving baked goods and homemade pasta salads. Juliet is a gourmet pastry chef who’s spent several years aboard a cruise ship. But when her marriage goes south, she heads back home to Torte, the family bakery owned by her mom. She’s supposed to be taking a break, but it seems things are cursed the minute she enters Ashland. A murder, an injured actress and financial ruin are complicating Juliet’s plans for a quiet and cozy stay in her hometown. Can she get tot he bottom of the case without putting her own life at risk?
The main attractions to this book for me was the light tone to a murder mystery and the delectable descriptions of homemade desserts. I wish there was a bit more character development, but that’s a small complaint. Overall, there was no heavy or questionable content and there’s enough to keep you flipping pages trying to unravel the murderer’s motive until the very last page.
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